aProperly inflate your tires to prevent wear and tear, as well as it will give your car a couple of extra miles per gallon of gasoline. A well maintained vehicle reduces emissions.
aIf you're driving, turn your motor off when idling. Prolonged idling creates excess emissions.
aCar Pooling is a great way to get the most out of your car journey and reduce emissions.
aWalking or cycling offers numerous health benefits and reduces carbon dioxide dramatically.
aBe careful not to overfill your gas tank because spilled gasoline evaporates and contributes to air pollution.
aIf you donít have a green car at home, rentals might be the perfect way to test out whether a biodiesel or hybrid car is right for you and your family. Choose a car with low CO2 emissions.
aIt's amazing how much CO2 you can save by driving 8 km's slower than the speed limit. You can save up to 4000 lbs of CO2 per year!
aCarry your own reusable water container with you. Refill as needed.
aKeep a bag in your car for trash, carry one for recycling.
aCut down on garbage by eating in a restaurant rather than getting take-out. All research shows that Styrofoam products become a permanent part of our environment after it reaches the landfill.
aReduce waste when shopping by bringing along your own cloth/canvas reusable bags. Many grocery stores will deduct 5 cents from your total each time you use your own bag.
aTravel with your own cloth napkins, so that you don't need to use paper napkins.
aBring your own coffee mug in the car. Itís easy to carry a mug for hot drinks and a personal reusable bottle for cold drinks. Just keep it in your car and take it with you anytime you get a drink. This is a simple but effective way to avoid disposable cups.
aBring your own utensils. Most plastic utensils are not recyclable or biodegrade.
aDonít abuse the air conditioning in your car, roll down the windows for some much needed fresh air.
aTransportation is the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions, choose to ride a bike or walk when you can.
....More Green Travel Tips
aBook your hotel room close to attractions so you are able to walk, save energy and get some exercise. Think about green when traveling itís good for our environment.
aAsk for hybrids and compact cars when you rent. It's a great way to travel green.
aGreen travel is about giving back to the local economy. Support the local businesses.
aWhen traveling eat local organic foods, which are grown practicing techniques that are designed to reduce pollution and conserve water and soil.
aEnjoy walking tours around the area you are visiting.
aWhen selecting brochure and maps be sure to take only what you need.
aTake only photographs. Do not take souvenirs from natural areas, or historical sites.
aVisit a local park, waterfront, aquarium, or museum. Rent a bike, sailboat, canoe, or kayak to explore.
aDo not buy products made from endangered species.
aIf you're driving, turn your motor off when idling. Encourage tour/bus drivers to turn the motor off when idling as well.
aEnjoyable green activity browse local shops and businesses.
aTravel light and take only what you need. This will make it much easier to take public transportation and get around.
aWhile visiting tourist locations help out by picking up at least one piece of litter a day, Mother Earth will love you for it.
Did your know....
Every gallon of gasoline a car burns emits 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air.
Did your know....
Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100-Watt bulb for 20 hours; a computer for 3 hours; or a TV for 2 hours.
Did your know....
Recycling means taking a product or material that is no longer useful, and turning it into a usable raw material to make another product.
Curbside Recycling: aluminum cans, glass bottles, all paper products, plastic and steel/tin cans.
Electronics: telephones, radios, TV's, computers, printers and cell phones.
Miscellaneous Garbage: motor oil, paints, oils, solvents, pesticides, cleaners, laser/ink printer cartridges, eyeglasses, household goods and batteries.
Composting: will reduce the amount of food waste in your garbage, creating a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Together we can make a difference!